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East Indian

East Indian

وحدة SKU: 00084

IMPORTANT READ BEFORE Make your Grafting Request Order

Spring Grafted Trees should be ready the following Fall. Deadline is May 01

Late Summer & Fall Grafted Trees should be ready the following Spring. Deadline is October 01

 

A Pre-Order Grafting Request is an order for us to produce the specific tree that we don't currently have available in stock. We must graft the tree and then it must go through a multi-month process to heal and grow. Only Once the small tree has completed two flushes of growth since it was grafted do we consider it ready to leave our nursery.

East Indian is from Jamaica where it is extremely popular and one of the most sought after mango varieties. It is probably closely related to juicing "Rasalu" type mangos brought from south India to Jamaica in the 19th century.

It is an oblong, green colored mango of medium size, around a pound in weight on average. With sun exposure they develop some ornate pinkish and orange blush at the top. The flesh is *highly* fibrous and it is best utilized as a juice mango for this reason. The flavor is remarkably richly sweet and very resinous with many spice notes and turpenes. We regard it as one of the most complex-tasting mangos. The seed is polyembryonic. 

 

Unfortunately, despite high demand among people from Jamaica, East Indian trees tend to perform quite poorly across south Florida. Even in West Palm Beach in good growing conditions, East Indian has been very problematic for us due to fungal problems impacting both the flowers and fruits.  What fruit the trees do produce tend to be consumed by anthracnose while on the tree if its not controlled. The flowers are also very prone to both anthracnose and powdery mildew, and the fruit is prone to mango bacterial black spot as well.

 

For this reason we do not recommend East Indian for planting in south Florida without a strong disease control program.

The trees are only low-to-moderate in vigor, with spreading growth habits and open canopy. They are very manageable with pruning.

East Indian is an early-season mango for us ripening mostly from May through June.

 

Flavor: Indian/West Indian

Country: Jamaica

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